Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Book 4: All That is Solid Melts into Air, Darragh McKeon


I thought this was a great story. Set mostly around the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, the story follows a surgeon who becomes involved in the aftermath; his ex-wife, a dissident factory worker and former journalist; and her nephew, a nine-year-old piano prodigy. And some others. Beautifully written, appalling to read in places (radiation sickness is not a pretty thing - though actually, that's not quite as sickening  as Soviet party politics) and engaging. 

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